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The Orchard

(Ref. 955362)

Okehampton, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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100 Customer Reviews

  • "Another great stay at this beautiful, quirky house."

    4th time now and every visit surpasses the last. I can't recommend highly enough. The owners are a lovely couple who are ready to assist in any way you require, so friendly. The location is a great base for exploring the North Cornish coast and the rest of beautiful Devon. It's also ideal for lazy days and nights spent in the exceptional hot tub. Highly recomend

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay the cottage is so quirky"

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely visit, quiet location, very happy"

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wow wow wow top hosts lovely well kept nice welcome hamper hottub amazing see ya soon xx"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful family stay ."

    ..everything was very clean and Peter gave us a lovely welcome was very helpful with directions and we had eggs bread milk and a cream tea waiting for us. Fully equipped cottage lovely grounds lots of room for our dog to run in a fenced area. It was very relaxing loved the hot tub I would recommend to a friend and definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2023

  • "We echo the comments already made about Peter and Jackie, genuinely wonderful people."

    " The cottage is quirky, homely, beautifully put together. You can see that Jackie has added her personal touch, Love the Pixie garden

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a great place to stay, great location (what 3 words is a god send especially at 23:30!"

    ) Facilities excellent, pity we couldn’t stay all week. Hosts excellent. If you are looking for something with rustic charm that has surprises at every turn then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "Quirky cottage, clean and comfortable."

    Parking right outside and easily found using 'what 3 words'. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable, cosy, well equipped cottage with plenty of character."

    Host very friendly and welcoming. A lovely secure area for dogs to have a run. The cream tea etc on arrival was a surprise bonus! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely superb cottage , lovely welcome , great place to explore Dartmoor and the surrounding area"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "We echo the comments already made about Peter and Jackie, genuinely wonderful people."

    The cottage was beyond expectation, quirky and the most well equipped we have ever stayed in and the front and back gardens were secure enough for our Jack Russell especially while we were in the hot tub...what a bonus that was. Cream tea, fresh eggs from their own chickens, milk, bread and home made jam were very welcoming. Peter said we could exercise our Jack Russell in his 'sand field' which was perfect as it was fully enclosed and Lloyd loved it. If you're not familiar with the area please speak to Peter because his knowledge of local amenities and places of interest are second to none. Thank you both for a wonderful, memorable holiday, hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "An amazing cottage in a beautiful location."

    Everything was spotless when we arrived and the owners Peter and Jackie are so friendly and always there if you need them. The hot tub was really lovely and kept topped up and clean. I would 100% recommend staying here and will definitely be booking this cottage again

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our stay at the orchard has been wonderful."

    We chose this cottage for its hot tub and quirky design. We were not disappointed. The area is so beautiful and quiet. The views from the cottage are wonderful. The hot tub was fantastic! I was worried that being at the front of the cottage it wouldn't be private but it was so we could all enjoy it. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. When we arrived the radio was gently playing in the background which I thought was a nice touch as were the lovely fresh flowers, bread, milk, fresh eggs from the farms chickens, biscuits, homemade jam ( which was delicious) We were aloud to pet the dogs, horses and to feed the chickens which I loved. I would definitely recommend this beautiful quirky cottage to everyone. Our teenage daughter loved having the bottom floor to herself. This cottage hit the spot. We have all had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Aug 2023

  • "Property was as described."

    Absolutely beautiful area and such a lovely house to stay in. Peter and Jackie were so welcoming and even left us milk, bread, eggs and a cream tea! We can’t wait to go back- cannot recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer."

    We had an amazing time and we would recommend staying to anyone. It’s so relaxing and the hot tub was fantastic. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thought this was fabulous holiday property with the hot tub a real bonus."

    Owners Peter and Jacqui two nicest people we met. Nothing was an inconvenience and Peter was always at hand. Had some lovely conversation with Peter and we so sad leave these premises.

    Reviewed by Pamela Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing quirky house we all loved it."

    Warm welcome from Peter, really lovely guy. Perfect welcome pack of cream scones and jam just delicious. Very well equiped house beautiful bed linen and towels. Plenty of space andy grandson adored his bedroom and also had great fun in the hot tub as we all did. Situated great for the beach and Dartmoor and various towns. Wish we could have stayed longer. Only point was the bed down stairs makes quite a noise when you turn over it dit on it but perfectly comfortable if you don't have a restless partner. Definitely recommend staying here and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Jun 2023

  • "We loved staying at The Orchard."

    The photos don't do it justice. Peter and Jackie we're so welcoming and helpful. Having the welcome pack at the start of our holiday was such a nice touch - the kids loved the jam, cream and scones. Cannot speak highly enough of the beauty of the area and how much we loved exploring Devon and Cornwall from the farm.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2023

  • "It was our 2nd visit to The Orchard, made even better by the opening of the new annex."

    This offered much more spacious accommodation, especially for our daughter who then had some independence in that area. The hosts were friendly and available if needed, the cream tea, milk, bread etc on arrival were most welcome. The Orchard was clean, tidy and had all comforts of home, the woodburner was cosy on the cooler evenings whilst the hot tub and garden areas thoroughly enjoyed during warmer days at the cottage and also after days out. Would definatly recommend for anyone wanting a quiet holiday but within easy reach of Dartmoor and the coast.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful break at the Orchard."

    Peter welcomed us & explained all we needed to do, there was a home made cream tea waiting for us and the house was beautiful- light and spacious yet still cosy and comfortable with many thoughtful decorative touches. The beds and bedding were really high quality and we all slept extremely well. And the hot tub was a joy. Overall the stay gave us exactly what we needed- real rest, relaxation and recuperation. Thanks x

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay in this quiet and peaceful area."

    The property was very comfortable and we were very well looked after by the kind and considerate hosts. The weather was quite unsettled and we very much enjoyed learning how to get the wood burner going and keep it going! The welcome pack, which included the makings of a cream tea, was really appreciated.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a wonderful, quirky, comfortable converted barn."

    Such are warm and friendly welcome from Peter. Nothing was too much trouble and Peter was full of helpful information on place’s to eat and visit. Lot’s of lovely surprises like a cream tea,flowers, milk, tea, coffee and fresh duck and chicken eggs. Even the dog’s had treats left for them. Everything you needed was provided from dog bowl’s and poo bags to robes and towels. The garden areas were secure for our pooches. The hot tub was a lovely bonus. Thank you Peter and Jackie we will definitely be returning! Jennifer, Andrew, Alex, Beth, Leo and Teddy x

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing stay with everything we needed."

    Hosts left a lovely welcome basket which was unexpected and were on hand if we needed anything. A relaxing break in a beautiful cottage. Thank you. Will be booking again

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really loved our stay, a beautiful cottage with fab facilities and nothing was too much trouble from hosts, Peter and Jackie."

    The photos do not do enough justice to how cosy and welcoming the cottage is. We stayed for Christmas and the whole cottage was beautifully decorated for the festive period. On arrival, we were delighted by the cream tea that had been set out for us. The hot tub was fab. A real home from home, we will definitely return !

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wow, what an absolute gem of a place, had a truly wonderful relaxing time."

    The hosts did everything to make us feel welcome, little touches like the cream tea, biscuits, eggs, milk etc, make a real difference and always available if needed. I would highly recommend this property and will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "A really warm welcome by the owners."

    Peter was there to greet us and we had a pleasant surprise with scones, clotted cream & jam plus bread, milk, butter, fresh eggs and more being laid out on the table. The cottage was just perfect with a lovely wood burning fire and the hot tub was an additional bonus. We highly recommend the cottage and we can't wait to visit again but for a longer stay next time.

    Reviewed by Delia5.0Nov 2022

  • "Welcoming hosts, felt really at home and the barn was converted to a very high standard which made for a very cosy stay during some wet and windy November weather."

    Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Amazing stay!"

    The cottage was so homly, cosy and quirky, would 100% recommend. The owners where so so lovley, best hoilday in a long time, will definitely be coming back! Ps loved the hot tub and cream tea

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfy cottage, secure parking, easy to find rural setting yet close to main road links."

    Hosts are lovely, with nothing being too much trouble. Dog friendly property, dogs are not to be left in the cottage. however the hosts can be approached to dogs sit in their own home, or outside kennels by prior arrangement. The accommodation is spread over three floors, with the double bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, open plan kitchen sitting room on the 2nd floor and a twin bedroom on the 3rd. Hot tub and small seating area enclosed front garden and safe fenced dog walking on designated areas of the hosts land. This is a small holding with resident dogs, cats, ponies, sheep, ducks, chickens and plenty of Devon Pixies.

    Reviewed by Tamara5.0Oct 2022

  • "Pete and Jacqui were amazing hosts."

    We were made extremely welcome and the thoughtfulness of the facilities was brilliant, from fresh milk and orange juice in the fridge to a full on cream tea. The cottage is tucked away down a little lane, our dogs fully enjoyed walking in the field, it is close enough to Okehampton to shop. Had an amazing relaxing weekend and would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed my week stay."

    The owners were lovely, so welcoming and accommodating. They had thought of everything from food goodies, dog bags, towel and bowl even provided the toiletries for my stay. We were also welcomed by a horse, chickens, geese and sheep. The hot tub was my favourite part of my stay. Me and Henry dog will return, that's for sure.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful accommodation, cannot recommend highly enough."

    If you want a relaxing stay, that is a fantastic hub for visiting all the wonderful sites Devon has to offer, with hosts so helpful that nothing is too much trouble then this is the place for you. The animals are beautiful and and views are idyllic. The cottage has everything you need and more. It's an 11/10 from us.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the Orchard cottage and had a lovely week here."

    The cottage itself was beautifully presented and included a welcome pack of goodies from the owners which was a lovely treat. The hot tub was used daily and provided a beautiful view of Devon. The owners Peter and Jackie were very friendly and had a good knowledge of the local area should we have any questions. We would definitely consider visiting again when we return to Devon as it was centrally located to lots of different places to visit and would also recommend this cottage for others to visit.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had an absolutely marvellous time - such a peaceful place to escape to and be away from it all."

    Pete and Jackie have thought of everything in the house, and were on hand with friendly conversation and valuable local knowledge whenever needed. The Orchard was so welcoming and well equipped, comfortable beds and sofa and a hot tub - all glorious after a busy day exploring the area. We sincerely hope to return, and would recommend the cottage and lovely hosts for anyone seeking a relaxing, friendly home-from-home.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely comfortable holiday cottage with excellent hosts."

    The upside down cottage had a lovely cool bedroom downstairs with the softest linen I’ve ever slept in. All kitchen essentials are provided incl washing up liquid, dish washer tablets etc The hot tub being in the front courtyard was a slight worry but it was actually very private and had lovely views over the Devon countryside. There is so much to do in this part of Devon and both coasts are less than an hour away. We had a fantastic week

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property was fantastic and in an ideal location for travelling around Devon and Cornwall."

    Peter and Jackie were exceptional hosts, who couldn't do enough for you. Would definitely recommend and look forward to staying there again at some point. Many thanks Andrew, Vicky and Maisie.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent property and facilities."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend our stay at this place.

    Reviewed by Krzysztof5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely week at this cottage everything you needed was there."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch as was the cream tea. Peter was very helpful, would definitely come again

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2022

  • "Our third visit to this lovely, relaxing cottage, thank you Peter and Jackie yet ..."

    Our third visit to this lovely, relaxing cottage, thank you Peter and Jackie yet again making our stay at The Orchard one to remember See you again soon xx

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Outstandingly beautiful spot, fabulous hosts Peter and Jackie they could not have been more helpful, generous and kind."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean, with all the amenities you need and more. We were greeted by scones and clotted cream, lovely vase of flowers and fresh eggs. Would highly recommend this perfect cottage. Thank you Ruth, May, Angie and Boots x

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had the most amazing holiday."

    Peter and Jackie were fabulous hosts and couldn’t do enough for us. The welcome pack was amazing, the cottage was fabulous and the only problem was that our holiday was over too soon! We took our dog with us and he had a fab time too - the property is very dog friendly and a doggy welcome bag was even included! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2022

  • "First of all what an amazing place to stay in and what an amazing house too."

    Cannot think of anything we didn't like from our experience and we've been to lots of places. Peter and Jackie who owns the property really looked after us. All I can say is We will definitely be back and we've already recommended the place to our friends & family. This place is a must!

    Reviewed by Jonald5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage, the welcome box was fantastic with the bread, milk, orange juice & the scones with jam & cream."

    The hot tub was great with lovely views.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property and perfect for us - 2 adults, 1 teenager and dog."

    (Wouldn't suit everyone because of the stairs. ) Well stocked facilities, cosy and very welcoming. Hot tub was a great bonus. Hosts lovely.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Peter and Jackie are wonderful host, nothing is too much trouble."

    They ensure everything is ok with the cottage and yourselves. The welcome basket was a lovely treat with the scones after such a long journey. The hot tub was a welcome delight at the end of each day. The dog friendly service is amazing and true to its word. Thankyou for a lovely stay in your cosy cottage. Hopefully we will return again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2022

  • "We walked into a very lovely cottage, beautifully decorated for Christmas, with a roaring log burner and a very generous welcome pack containing seasonal treats."

    (thank you) The cottage is only a mile away from an easy main road and the road to the cottage was so quiet that we only met a couple of vehicles all week. We were very lucky with the weather and explored the area every day, Okehampton is a beautiful, friendly town and is ideally situated for getting onto the moor and other attractive villages very easily. We walked miles each day, then returned to have a welcome dip in the hot tub. The hosts were welcoming and always around to help with any queries we had and to top up the logs well before we ran out. We enjoyed our stay in the cottage very much, but if we were to book again we would probably pay a little more and book the adjoining cottage which we feel has a much more private hot tub and a garden.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Dec 2021

  • "It was warm, comfortable and the Christmas tree really made the week for us."

    The welcome pack of milk, bread, eggs and the lovely homemade scones were really welcome. The hot tub was warm and totally enjoyed. All in all it is a lovely place to stay with beautiful countryside surrounding it and the lovely town of Okehampton just 7 miles away. Peter kept us well supplied with logs for the wood burner. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Nov 2021

  • "Couldn't have asked fo4 more!"

    Reviewed by Gabriella4.7Nov 2021

  • "The super generous gift of products was thoughtful & much appreciated."

    Only one thing in downstairs shower & loo grab railswould be good for elderly & infirm. Your warm kind greeting, making sure we were ok with log burner. Lovely warm goodbye. Oh & finally alerting Jess to oil leak. Would gladly visit again. Thankyou both making it so special in view of challenges for all over last years & a half. Kind regards, stay safe, Karen & Jess.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent hosts, very helpful and obliging, very comfortable well equipped cottage couldn't have wished for a better first time cottage holiday, better than expected."

    Thank You

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Peter and Jackie are so welcoming and really go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible."

    The location of the property is ideal, you feel like you’re right in the heart of the country but facilities are not far away. The property is wonderful. Very comfortable and homely. Cannot recommend this property enough, go ahead and book you won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was great, and Peter/Jackie were consummate hosts."

    We always visit different places, but we will certainly come back to this cottage, which says a lot.

    Reviewed by Mahbubur5.0Aug 2021

  • "Peter and Jackie have the x factor when it comes to being a host, fantastic cottage and tranquil surroundings."

    We all enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Orchard is a lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    The owners, Peter and Jackie, are lovely- so welcoming and helpful. They left a great welcome pack, with plenty of everything and they even gave us fresh eggs from the farm and a lovely cream tea. The hot tub was a lovely treat each day. This was a peaceful location but within reach of lots of walks and places of interest.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Orchard Cottage, Peter and Jackie are fantastic hosts who have thought of everything to make a stay really special."

    They were lovely with my daughter who fell in love with all the animals! The area is lovely and quiet with some nice walks and it’s not too far to get to the coast and other attractions. This cottage is highly recommended and I expect we’ll be back one day!

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a brilliant holiday at the Orchard in Oakhampton in Devon the owners Jackie and peter were lovely and made us feel very welcome and they were always around if we needed to ask then for their advice on anything ."

    They even looked after our dog for the day and evening when we need to go back home as it was a blisteringly hot week . We loved everything about it the cottage and the location was perfect. Very clean ..and kept us cool considering we were there for the hottest week of the year ! Inside it is very comfortable and cosy and would also be lovely in winter which we might book next if covid carries on ! The spa was a great hit with my husband son and niece …I preferred a chill down by the little shed at the bottom of the property watching the sun go down . There are also chickens and we received fresh eggs when we arrived with a cream tea which was a lovely surprise after the long journey down .. Ask Peter about the the hidden quiet walk which seems to be in the middle of nowhere where if you are lucky you can see wild horses and also paddle in the stream Accessible near the red postbox just down the road ! I would not hesitate in recommending this holiday cottage at any time of the year. Thank you both for a wonderful holiday <3 x

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Facilities were excellent and the owners were amazing. Even left us a large milk, bread, biscuits , eggs etc etc Amd a lovely cream tea. Hot tub was wonderful. All in all a very peaceful relaxing week. Have booked to go again

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jul 2021

  • "We had a fab week at Orchard Cottage, we were lucky with the weather, and even luckier with our choice of cottage."

    Our hosts Peter and Jackie made sure everything we needed was there and available for us. Loved the hot tub, the peace and quiet of the location and the warmth and homliness of the cottage, thank you guys, we've booked again for a winter break, see you soon, Sharon, Trev and Mollie-paws x

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2021

  • "Peter and Jackie were fantastic."

    Made to feel so welcome. This was our second visit and we will return. Perfectly situated for exploring Dartmoor/Devon and North Cornwall. Cottage was very clean and extremely comfortable. We were very lucky with the weather and we’re so pleased to see a BBQ for us to use. We were so sad to leave. The Orchard is our happy place.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0May 2021

  • "A wonderful holiday in dreadful weather."

    The hosts are lovely and it’s a very co for table cottage with great facilities. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Marrianne5.0May 2021

  • "Hosts were fantastic, couldn't do enough for us and even brought a bottle of proseco for my partners birthday."

    Cottage was lovely and the location was great for exploring.

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0May 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit to this wonderful cottage and would happily go again."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need and more lovely friendly owners who were very helpful hot tub was a fab extra every evening will definitely be back here first trip to a self catering cottage i think we have been very spoilt this is going to be hard to beat the area surrounding is beautiful very peaceful ."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Orchard is a lovely cottage and we enjoyed a special few days there."

    The owners are friendly and accommodating. The cottage itself was comfortable, has good size rooms and was cosy and warm especially with the wood burner going. The hot tub was ace and a big hit with everyone! A great location to explore the moor.

    Reviewed by Will5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by Peter and Jackie during our stay, like a home from home, wish we could have stayed longer."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Dec 2020

  • "The photos do not do this place justice!"

    What an amazing little cottage. The set up is amazing & my kids loved the mezz floor bedroom! Was in the the hot tub twice a day with a lovely shower after! The kids have never been so clean! The farm has chickens, sheep & horses for the kids to see! The owners Peter & Jackie couldn’t do enough for us and were always available for any help we needed. Located right on the edge of Dartmoor, we walked to the top of the two highest points, saw waterfalls and nice little towns. Highly recommended 5*

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2020

  • "The holiday accommodation was lovely, very clean and had everything and more."

    All tea/coffee was there along side bread & milk. The little extras were such a treat and they even left a bottle of bubbly for my husbands birthday. Peter has a wealth of knowledge of the area and is happy to share this. He was on hand to help if you needed him. Towels were super soft, we had robes for when we had used the hot tub. Iron/hairdryer were there. We will definitely be going back, this place is such a little treasure. Thank you Peter and Jackie for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Dec 2020

  • "Orchard cottage was fantastic, wonderful peaceful location."

    Peter & Jackie we’re the best hosts I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Nothing was to much trouble and they had thought of everything in the cottage. Lots of great eating places around the area and all so reasonably priced! The hot tub was great to relax in with a beautiful view across the moors. Our dogs had a fantastic time too and again we’re very welcomed. We would definitely book again without hesitation. 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Oct 2020

  • "We have used holiday cottages for many years but nothing has been like this one."

    Also this is the first time we have booked through Sykes. The owners here thought if everything - never been anywhere that has been so well stocked. Nothing was too much trouble wonderful owners. The cottage was beautiful and so cosy. Hot tub was so welcome at the end of each day. Just looking to when we can rebook!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2020

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage break."

    the cottage was very clean and tidy and there was a lovely welcome hamper. the surroundings were beautiful and our hosts Peter and Jackie were amazing. highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing and there was everything you needed and more."

    We arrived to find scones, clotted cream and jam waiting for us, along with bread, milk, coffee, tea, biscuits and orange juice. There were fresh flowers in a vase on the kitchen/dining area - so very thoughtful and welcoming. The cottage itself was very clean and homely. The views were spectacular and it was very peaceful and quiet. The hot tub was great to spend time in, chilling and taking in the scenery. The hosts, Peter and Jackie, were exceptional, very friendly and informative and nothing was too much trouble. Peter provided lots of advice for places to visit and restaurants/pubs to frequent. We enjoyed our stay at the The Orchard at Luddon Farm immensely and would love to visit again. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were blown away."

    ..beautiful, comfy and the little extras were amazing.cream tea went down a treat and we had cream on top xx Lovely welcome from Peter and Jackie they were very helpful.Made goid use of hottub it was dab and icing on cake.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at The Orchard despite the weather."

    Peter and Jackie were wonderful hosts who clearly care a great deal about the comfort of their guests. Our week staying there was a very welcome break in a tough year and we all returned home feeling relaxed. The kids are already asking when we can go back!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Amazing cottage in a brilliant setting."

    Couldn't be more welcomed by the host Peter and Jackie deacon. On arrival we were greeted and welcomed to the cottage to find all the basics and more..including cream teas, cereals, bread milk and all the basic essentials couldnt have asked for anymore and look forward to our return

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely stay, fantastic hosts."

    Great base for exploring Devon and Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Karla4.7Jul 2020

  • "I forgot to review this place."

    We went in July 2020. Realising I hadn’t left a review, I knew I must because this place is a real Gem. We were greeted by Peter who made us feel so welcome & it really felt like home from home. We couldn’t believe the hamper that was left for us on arrival, and fresh flowers, it really is going the extra mile to make this place extra special. The cottage itself is beautiful, so quaint & perfect. Everyone commented on our photos. In fact one of my work colleagues Mrs Narin asked for the link & booked the following weekend. It’s really is a find and a great base for exploring the beautiful Devon. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2020

  • "We’ve just returned from a week long break at the property on arrival Peter and Jackie had left us all sorts of basic foods and some treats, all kitchen needs were covered including washing up liquid, soap powder and dish washer tablets along with t-towels kitchen roll, loo roll, bin bags and lots more all of which I have forgotten to take at one time or another!"

    There is a lovely log burner which we found easy to use and all logs provided. All furniture, bedding and curtains were clean and of above average quality and very ‘homely’. It was in a beautiful setting and although it was mid winter we still used the hot tub daily. It is in easy access of Dartmore and lots of country walks and within an hour of the beach. We will definitely visit again, thank you Peter and Jackie.

    Reviewed by Anette5.0Jan 2020

  • "We loved this cottage, it was so quirky but so cosy."

    We originally booked it because it had a hot tub, but we were so snuggled, comfy & cosy that we didn't get round to using it, so we will definitely be back. I could live in it permanently xx Peter and Jackie our hosts were lovely and so helpful and the extras that we were not expecting were amazing. Along with tea and coffee making facilities, they left us milk, bread, butters, sauces, jams, crisps, chocolates, a complete cream tea ( so nice) a bottle of Prosecco, orange juice plus much more that I can't remember. The bathroom had every toiletry a lady would need amazing, plus robes for use with the hot tub. As we stayed there over the Christmas period, it was all decorated beautifully, we had a Christmas in the entrance hall and another huge one in the lounge. With the fairy lights and the log burner, we were in heaven. I can not praise this cottage or our hosts enough. 5 STARS... 10/10 Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Dec 2019

  • "We have recently returned from a Fantastic stay at The Orchard cottage in Devon, upon arrival we were met by the owners Peter and Jackie who were so friendly and accommodating."

    The cottage itself was made to feel so Christmassy with Christmas trees, decorations, lights, the whole works!! It looked and felt so magical and a home from home, we were so impressed and it certainly exceeded our expectations. We have never stayed at a cottage with so many little extras included from the cream tea on arrival and bottle of prosecco as it was Christmas, also all the little essentials like bread, milk, cereals, butter, jams, tea, coffees, biscuits, the list goes on.. I would definitely recommend staying at this cottage for a cosy, peaceful stay in a beautiful rural location and the hot tub was a lovely added extra, which we made the most of!! We will certainly be returning for another stay in the near future. Thank you again to Peter and Jackie for making us feel so welcome and for a memorable Christmas break.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is our second time staying here and as before the cottage is perfect."

    Reviewed by Sheridan5.0Nov 2019

  • "My family and I had a fabulous holiday, we were welcomed on a very rainy day by Peter, who had prepared the log burning stove for us."

    The Cottage was warm and cosy, milk in the fridge and a cream tea waiting. The cottage was so well equipped and in a beautiful area. We had such a fantastic time we have booked again for the end of July. Looking forward to returning to the cottage, seeing Dartmoor in the summer season and seeing Peter again. Bella is looking forward to seeing the horses again

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great cottage and welcoming hosts."

    Everything we needed was there and compatible with having 2 dogs. Easy to walk and exercise them locally. Had a wonderful relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is in an idyllic position, with hardly a light visible at night."

    Of all the properties we as a family have hired this one has been the best provisioned, and having the best equipped facilities of all. We had a thoroughly enjoyable break, the horses and chickens being a favourite of my youngest daughter.

    Reviewed by Phill5.0Aug 2019

  • "Our family had a fantastic surprise when we saw how fully equipped this cosy country cottage was on our arrival."

    We have stayed in many self catering cottages over the years but the little extras with this one were beyond all expectations, there were all toiletries, milk,, tea, coffee, biscuits, cereal, fresh flowers and even a cream tea. Of course the hot tub was a great addition , being able to sit in it watching the birds and sunsets was a high point of our holiday. There were many places to visit nearby including Bude, Looe, Dartmoor Prison, Dartington Crystal, Widecombe on the Moor and Okehampton Castle. We would all recommend staying at The Orchard.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Its was very lovely and quite hot tub was lovely it was nice having horses and ..."

    Its was very lovely and quite hot tub was lovely it was nice having horses and chickens and the owners where very nice and had everything in the cottage you could ask for Thanks Sarah

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "If you are looking for excellent accommodation in beautiful surroundings then The Orchard is the place to be!"

    On arrival we were greeted by the owners (Peter and Jackie) who made us feel very welcome . It was such a lovely surprise to enter the kitchen area to see a lovely cream tea waiting for us and fresh flowers ! When you have travelled a long journey the last thing you want to do is to dash out to the nearest shop to buy essentials . However this wasn’t necessary as there was bread, milk , eggs and other essentials ready and waiting ! There is so much to see and do within only a few miles of the accommodation . There is local bike hire, lovely villages ( with good pub food ). We have teenage children and were spoilt for choice on theme parks. Bude beach is great and well worth a visit . The icing on the cake was discovering that Peter and Jackie also have dog kennels. We have a 7 month old puppy called Willow and up until that point we had never left her with anyone . However , the kennels were really spacious and the fee very reasonable . It was quite obvious that Peter and Jackie are dog lovers so it was nice to know our willow was well cared for whilst we had a couple of trips out without her. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2019

  • "Just returned from wonderful week at the orchard, nothing was too much trouble for Jackie and Peter they made us and our 2 dogs Oscar and delta feel at home immediately thoughtful touches like welcome pack of scones, jam and clotted cream, and other essentials like milk, bread and eggs waiting for us and bonios for the dogs was a lovely touch."

    Everything in the cottage was spotlessly clean and ready for us on arrival. We found the dog sitting services invaluable as we were able to leave the dogs knowing they were safe in the newly built kennels and would get a walk on the days we wanted to visit places dogs were not allowed. The area is beautiful and a perfect base for exploring Devon and surrounding areas will make a return visit some time in the future cannot recommend this place enough thank you for making our holiday perfect

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Nothing was left out from this holiday cottage, even down to dishwasher tabs, clingfilm, tinfoil, doggy pooh bags."

    We felt as though all the bed linen and blankets( not needed) were of the highest quality. This cottage is ideal for the perfect getaway and Peter is your very own tour guide giving tips on where best to go for days out and pub grub. Nothing is too much for him. The welcome pack was gratefully recieved too. The hot tub is amazing and we used it lots. All in all a fab holiday was had and we would definitely recommend this holiday cottage. 5 stars all round

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jun 2019

  • "A nice Cosy Cottage with everything there that we would need."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was really well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Owners were really welcoming. We stayed with our dogs and the property was really well thought out from the perspective of keeping them safe and our peace of mind.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "Peter and Jackie the owners were brilliant and the fact there's eggs milk scones bread and all you need so you not rushing to supermarket superb the accommodation was just lovely the only one issue is that the pictures on your site little misleading as it looks like summer house is part of the property but infact its other side of the farm ."

    The farm might be bit rural for some people you reliant on a car but we had a fantastic holiday very relaxing would recommend .

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2019

  • "Had a relaxed 4 day stay at the Orchard - really cute and well-equipped cottage ideally located for Dartmoor, day trips to Cornwall and cycling the Granite Way."

    In the evenings, we chilled out with TV, hot tub and log fire - thank you Peter and Jackie for your hospitality and a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2019

  • "Orchard Cottage is an extremely well appointed, clean, warm & cosy home from home with the emphasis on home."

      We would describe our stay as a dog friendly self catering experience with hotel-like personal attention. The owners were sensitive to our needs and interacted when necessary whilst ensuring us that they were always available if need be. They are kind souls and it was a pleasure to be looked after by them.  The accommodation is ideally situated with supermarkets in Oakhampton and Tavistock which we found useful to visit on a return drive from walking on Dartmoor. Our visit was idyllic and we went home rested, refreshed and very glad we chose such a beautiful property and location. Peter & Jackie are absolute stars and we look forward to returning one day. 

    Reviewed by Kenton5.0Mar 2019

  • "The whole booking experience on this holiday was very easy."

    The Sykes staff member who assisted us with questions was really helpful and helped us get the correct place for us. The Cottage we stayed at was amazing and something special we loved it from the minute we walked in! The hosts were the best we have ever had. I cannot stress how brilliant, helpful and friendly they were - all the time giving us complete privacy too! The welcome package they provided was a fantastic surprise and so helpful. It truly was an amazing holiday from start to finish and we shall be booking again!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2019

  • "It was a very good holiday Peter and Jackie were very good hosts and theOrchard ..."

    It was a very good holiday Peter and Jackie were very good hosts and theOrchard is a lovely property and very comfortable very good

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2018

  • "Location was excellent and the owners were very helpful and welcoming plus on ..."

    Location was excellent and the owners were very helpful and welcoming plus on arrival we found in the cottage lots of little extras like bread milk tea coffee eggs cereal and cream tea and scones which we thought was a really nice touch that we have never experienced elsewhere whilst holidaying in the uk

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jun 2018

  • "The owners were incredibly welcoming!"

    They made sure the cottage was warm on our arrival and stocked with bread and milk, scones with jam and cream, and all sorts of extras we didnt expect. Also we had other things like a towel for the dog, and a bowl which we weren't expecting either and the owners left us a bone for our dog also. The cottage was lovely, and very clean and cosy. The area was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for more! The owners were on hand always should we need anything extra, and made sure we were ok for logs for the fire etc. They also said we didn't need to rush to leave which was really nice. We struggled to get our dog to leave when we came home! I think he wanted to move in. Perfect place I would definitely recommend, and I'm quite critical and difficult to please but I always appreciate good service but this was definitely beyond good service. Faultless!!!

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Mar 2018

  • "The property owners were amazing, friendly and willing to help."

    They don't just tolerate dogs, they love dogs! Fantastic location for touring Dartmoor

    Reviewed by Stuart4.8Feb 2018

  • "The hosts Peter &Jackie could not be more helpful, welcomed with a cream tea, milk ,butter."

    Bread Left for us, along with as many very fresh eggs you could eat, would recommend you go to this place first before you search anywhere else

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2017

  • "Great holiday cottage, lovely location and kind, friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Tessa4.8Jul 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Main house
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x second-floor mezzanine twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with large walk-in shower and basin
  • Ground-floor basin and separate WC
  • First-floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Annexe
  • One king-size four-poster bed
  • Bathroom with corner whirlpool bath, walk-in power shower, basin and WC
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, condenser tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Netflix etc, Freeview, DAB Radio/DVD player with USB and Bluetooth, Bluetooth speaker, Ultra-Fast Broadband WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs.
  • Barbecue available on request
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes for hot tubs inc. in rent
  • Ample secure off-road parking
  • Front enclosed patio area with patio furniture and hot tub under a pergola with sliding roof
  • Rear enclosed garden with seating and table and gate to rear entrance/parking area and stunning views over Yes Tor, the highest point on Dartmoor
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome - £20 supplement per pet, per stay
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised due to mezzanine bedroom and hot tub
  • Note: Licensed day boarding kennelling available on site at an additional cost by prior arrangement

The property

Okehampton 5 miles.

This upside down cottage is one of two cottages, next door to the owners' farmhouse on a non-working farm in a rural setting close to Dartmoor National Park and seven miles from Okehampton.

Set over three floors, The Orchard is situated in a delightful peaceful setting surrounded by fields and is ideal for friends and families wanting to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

On the ground floor you will find a comfortable and stylish king-size bedroom, a bathroom and a cloakroom with a basin and WC.

A set of wooden stairs lead you to a quirky and characterful open plan living area, with vaulted beamed ceiling and exposed white stone wall, and includes a well-equipped kitchen, from the existing kitchen area a door leads to a further open plan kitchenette, dining and sitting room with door to a small enclosed garden with seating.

Four-poster bedroom and a bathroom with corner whirlpool bath, separate shower, whb and wc, as well as a comfortable sitting area with warming woodburning stove.

Finally, on the second floor is a lovely mezzanine double bedroom.

At the front of the cottage is a lovely patio area with rattan furniture, just perfect for sitting and relaxing whilst watching the owners' horses grazing away in the meadows.

The local village of Bridestowe is less than a ten minute drive and benefits from a small shop, and there are also numerous friendly pubs in this area.

The towns of Okehampton and Tavistock are nearby where you will find quaint little shops, pubs, tea rooms and a daily market, in fact all you need for a wonderful day out.

Further afield, are the renowned beaches of Widemouth Bay and Bude, ideal for surfing, as well as having other watersports on offer.

This lovely cottage is a rural delight and an ideal base for those who enjoy walking, cycling and horse riding in beautiful Dartmoor.

Note: This property can be booked with the adjoining property, Barley Meadow, Ref: 932543, together they sleep 10.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Exeter 23 miles.

Okehampton is a busy market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and near the highest and most dramatic areas of the moor, where Yes Tor rises to a height above 2000 feet. To the north of Okehampton are some beautiful rolling Devon hills where small farming villages nestle amidst woods and fields with plenty of gently flowing rivers. The fabulous Roadford Reservoir offers a multitude of watersport activities and fishing opportunities. Okehampton has a prominent medieval castle overlooking a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor Life and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory: The Dartmoor Line now operates a service between Okehampton and Exeter every hour, 7 days a week. The town also has access to fabulous walks and Simmons Park where you’ll find a children’s adventure playground. This area of Devon has plenty of farm shops and country inns serving good food where visitors can spend time relaxing and unwinding amongst unspoilt countryside.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome - £20 supplement per pet, per stay.
NOTE….. Children must be supervised due to the hot tub and mezzanine bedroom and are the responsibility of parents at all times. As we have kittens, chickens, ducks, horses and sheep, we ask that your dogs are kept on leads and under control in the yard and adjoining area, we do offer allocated exercise areas where dogs can run off-lead, and there are some excellent local bridleways a few minutes walk away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas